Pet Diagnostics

Our in-house laboratory means that your pet can be tested and treated quickly right within our practice, saving you time and money.

Dog having ultrasound scan
a dog gets ready for an X-ray

In-House Laboratory

In order to give quick results when needed, we have an in-house laboratory. We can run a variety of tests right here at the clinic and can have results within 30 minutes in most cases for complete blood counts, general chemistries, electrolytes, and some urine and fecal tests.

While we do offer an extensive range of on-site testing, it’s possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send the results back to us.

Digital Radiography (X-Rays)

We have digital in-house radiography (also known as X-rays) and the ability to send the images to a board-certified radiologist when needed. Radiographs, or X-rays, use electromagnetic radiation directed towards the body to highlight objects within. They can detect abnormalities including skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, foreign bodies, and dental disease.

Some radiographs require the patient to remain completely still, so sedation may be necessary. If so, the duration of sedation is usually short and patient recovery is swift.


Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool that creates a real-time image of an animal’s body. This composite reveals important information about internal processes including the circulatory, skeletal, and gastrointestinal systems. When used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools like X-rays, ultrasounds can help identify disease, blockages, skeletal fractures, soft tissue damage, and other internal injuries.

While they are completely painless and non-invasive, ultrasounds usually require some sedation because the patient must remain completely still.

Have questions about diagnostics or need to make an appointment for your pet? Call us at 212-691-1100.